Care Assistant Apprentice Runwood Homes

If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this is the career for you. Runwood Homes are looking for a passionate, caring person to join their team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    30 Hours- shift work

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001258901

  • Positions

    1 available

Job Duties are as follows- 

  • To ensure the correct level of care and assistance is delivered to each resident enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence at all times.
  • To encourage residents to achieve maximum independence by assisting residents to meet their own needs whenever possible.
  • To ensure that all care practices within the home are maintained at the highest level at all times, developing relationships with residents and families through the Key Worker System – working to the GSC Councils Code of Practice for S C Workers.
  • To report to a senior any incident / activity which may affect the well-being, safety or welfare of the resident.
  • To carry out, support and assist any activity as designated by the senior in a timely and effective manner.
  • To ensure that the resident receives the highest of standards of care in respect of physical and personal needs in respect to bathing, dressing and assisting at meal times.
  • To carry out the necessary housekeeping duties ensuring that the home remains clean and homely at all times, this includes the care of linen and residents’ personal laundry, making of beds and ensuring residents bedrooms are clean and tidy and to assist with any other housekeeping duty that may arise. 
  • To ensure residents’ emotional and social well-being is maintained by actively communicating and listening to the residents’ needs, and promoting their independence at all times.
  • To promote a caring environment, supporting residents in a kind and respectful manner. 
  • To ensure all documentation relating to the residents care is updated and maintained to the highest of standards.
  • To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively. 
  • To attend all staff meetings and staff supervision sessions as and when required.
  • Ensure the required QCF training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively. 
  • To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
  • To comply with all job related policies, procedures, regulations, and rules including health and safety and welfare of the residents and colleagues. 
  • Support the equality, diversity and rights of Residents, Carers and Colleagues. 
  • To attend all staff meetings, supervision and appraisals sessions when required.
  • Be committed to personal and professional development is maintained and ensure the required QCF training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
  • To ensure adherence to the Company’s dignity at work and bullying a harassment policy is adhered to at all times.  Racial, sexual or any other harassment will not be tolerated.
  • It is the personal responsibility of all staff to act in accordance with Care Act 2014, (England). The Nursing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. The Residential Care Homes Regulations and Associated Minimum Standards (NI)
  • To be flexible and perform any other duties that may arise from time to time to meet the ongoing needs of the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You need to have a keen interest in the Health and Social Care Industry
  • Be dedicated to working towards your qualification.

Personal qualities

  • You must be enthusiastic and able to work well in a team
  • Positive attitude towards learning and work

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

On-going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Our innovative Dignity Campaign is Runwood’s way of making ‘person centred’ care our own. We strive to provide care which supports, promotes and does not undermine the resident’s self-respect. We believe that dignified care promotes the residents well-being, and creates an inclusive, friendly environment in all our homes

Employer

Runwood Homes

Address

Tallis House

Neal Court

Waltham Abbey

EN9 3EH

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Training provider

  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link to apply


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017